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1904. VOL. 16. NO. 9.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, MARCH 2. 1920
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A delightful reception was tendered
Rev. and Mrs. Daylcss by the mombors
and friends of Llhue Union churchat
the Mokihann social hall last Friday
night. Tho hall, as usual, was' taste
fully decorated, which, with tho lights,
softened by the Japanese shades1, bP
fected a genial, homo-like atmosphere.
In the receiving lino wcro Judgo
pickey, Mr3. Moler, Judge Dole, Mrs.
W. II. Rico, Jr., Rev. and Mrs. Lydgate
and Rov. and Mrs. Bayless. About fifty
Lihuo folks were assembled.
A cordial and humorous address of
welcome was delivered by Judge
Dickey In which ho was supported by
"Mother" Rico to prevent his forget
ting to include the pastor's entire fam
ily in Lihuo's aloha. A program of
song by Misses Pox and Wilson, to
gether with several readings by Miss
Kelloy, was manifestly enjoyed by all.
Mr. Bayless responded to the senti
ments of welcome as expressed and
said ho felt 3uro that he and his "commander-in-chief"
were welcome from
tho ovidenco presented. Ho wanted it
understood that they wished to be con
sidered mombors of the community
and fellow-cltizes of Kauai, and to ren
der service accordingly as well as in
an official capacity at tho Lihue Union
Mr. Bayless' pleasing personality
and tho graces of his accomplished
wife already insures their standing in
Following tho formal proceedings
everybody visited with everybody else
whllo"Martha" with her coterie served
delicious sandwiches, several varieties
of cake, with your choice of coffee or
Nobody seemed In a hurry to go
home, which is a faithful sign of the
social committee's efficiency.
Transfer of Wireless
Lieut. Commander E. C. Raguet,
district superintendent of tho U. S.
naval communication office, with his
staff, arrived by the naval tug "Sun
andine" la3t Friday, to take account of
stock and complete the transfer of tho
local wireless plant back to tho Mutual
Telephone Company, from which it
was taken over by tho naval depart
ment during the war.
L. W. Branch, superintendent of tho
wireless department of tho Mutual
Telephone Company, represented that
company in thp transfer. Tho party
'returned to Honolulu the same day.
Track and Field
Tho track and field meet, which was
to have taken place Sunday, Feb, 22,
has been postponed indefinitely.
Camp S was barred because of tho
presence of several cases of "flu." Tho
.men in some of the camps understood
that this meant tho meet wos off,
while in others they did not wish to
take chances and stayed away. It was
therefore decided best to postpone tho
It is hoped that it can bo staged be
foro long. However, if this Is not pos-
Bible, there will not bo another until
next season, as soccer Is going to take
our attention now, and baseball will
WALLINGFOJID IX POUT
The S. S. Wullingford arrived at
I'ort Allen this morning with 1200
tons of inward freight. She will
load 2000 ions of sugar and 5S00
cases of pineapples, and get away
lor fcSau Francisco Suturday.
Tho flu situation continues to bo
worso rather than better, especially at
Walmca and Kealia.
At Walmca exclusive of the planta
tion camps, there havo been In all, 350
cases, mostly of a severe type, a good
many resulting In death. It goes par
ticularly hard with children, and there
were five deaths on Sunday.
Strango to say tho contagion seems
to bo much "Worse up tho valley than It
is in tho more congested portions of
There are not many cases thus far
at Mnkaweli, and they aro still confin
ed to camps 8 and 9.
None reported from Kckaha.
.None thus far reported from liana
popo. At Eleele there are twelve cases,
and Koloa, ten. Of tho latter, only one
belongs properly to Koloa, tho others
have come In from elsewhere.
At Llhue there aro fifty cases In tho
hpspital and fifty-five in tho armory,
and porhaps twico as many out3idc. As
at Waimea, tho disease is of tho viru
lent type, "ono hundred per cent
worse," 3ays Dr. Young.
Two additional nurses came from
Honolulu this morning.
From only a comparatively few
cases tho week previous, tho flu made
such headway here last week that
Ihundreds of cases were reported. Dr.
Khihns, himself, is a victim, and Dr.
Patterson has been summoned from
Honolulu, to take charge temporarily.
When asked about the situation on
Saturday, Dr. Patterson stated that It
was impossible to estimate the number
of cases, as nearly every family he
flslted had one or more cases, and
there were many unreported cases.
"I wouldn't bo surprised if thero are
as many as a thousand cases in this
district," was his answer to tho in
quiry as to what would bo a close esti
mate 'of the number of cases in this
A temporary hospital has been erect
ed by tho Makeo Sugar Company, on
tho grounds of the Kealia hospitalT"to
tako care of the large number of flu
Tho Kapaa school was closed Wed
nesday afternoon pending a chango for
tho better in the flu situation. Tho
local theatre has also suspended oper
The following passengers arrived by
the Kinau Friday morning: G. A. Hot
gaard, E. A. Knudsen, J. II. Hall, Mrs,
W,m. Shelley, Mrs. L. D. Parish, Mr,
ind Mrs. S. W. Wilcox, Miss B. II,
Wilcox, J. M. Souza, W. Tin Chong, F,
Evans, H. Hazclvood, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Horner, Jr., Miss, M. Gonveiax,, Mrs.
Paint, Mrs. H. T. Findloy, M. Bertrand,
R. Huart, A. Bush, M. Rocha, Mrs. C.
H. McBrydc, Mrs. J. B. Pratt, Jr., R,
Mkmsariat, D. L. Oleson, Mrs. W. R
Hobby and son, Dr. Patterson, Mrs. O,
K. Oleson, Henry Aki, Henry Sheldon,
Miss Alemeda, Miss Hall, W. Gaylord,
MOKIHANA MEETING POSTPONED
Through tho advJ of Dr. Young, tho
meeting of tho Mokihana Club, which
was to havo been held tomorrow, is
Thero will bo an important meeting
of tho Kauai Athletic Association held
at tho County Building, Lihue, on
Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd, 1920,
ut 4 p. m. All membors and thoso in
torested aro requested to bo present
E. A. Knudsen was a returning pas
senger by tho Kinau Friday morning.
C. S. Maite, of the Factors, arrived
by tho Kinau this morning.
C. A. Rice returned from a brief
visit to Honolulu this morning.
t j $
J. H. Moragne, county engineer, re
turned from a short stay in Honolulu
by the ,Klnau this morning.
Mrs. Claudius H. .McBryde, wlfo of
tho attorney, arrived Friday morning
to join her husband.
Manuel Rocha, traveling salesman,
arrived Friday morning to mako his
regular tour of tho Island.
Miss Elsie Wlloox returned Friday
morning from Honolulu, where she at
tended the meeting of tho board of ed
ucation. Mrs. W. R. Hobby, wife of tho now
civil engineer of Lihue Plantation,
with her son, arrived by the Kinau 1st
J. S. Mackenzie, deputy collector of
the internal revenue department, ar
rived this morning to assist those who
need It, In making out their tax re
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox returned
to their home in Lihuo Friday morning
after a two week's visit with their
daughter, Mrs. H. D. Sloggett, at Ham
G. L. Evans, for some months in
charge of tho wireless station in Lihue,
has been transferred to the naval
wireless station at Wailupo, Oahu. Ho
looks forward to tho transfer with
C. J. Dow, recently of tho Wailupe
wireless station, arrived last Tuesday
to take charge of tho local station in
Lihue. Ho is an operator of long ex
perience, much of it at sea, with the
Matson and other concerns. His wife
(iccompanios him and they will bo a
welcome addition to the community.
Help for Income Tax Returns
A competent representative of
the Internal llevenue department
will he ready to assist any who
need, help in making up their in
come tax returns. lie will he avail
able as follows: Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 2 and :5,Lihue;
Thursday, Ilanalei, Kilauea and
Kealia: Friday, Kapaa and Ko-;
loa Saturday and Sunday, Wai
mea and Kekaha; Monday, Maka
weli ; Tuesday, Ilanapepe and
An Unfortunate Man
A Hawaiian employee of the
County, engaged in breaking rock
for the roads, some weeks ago, was
'unfortunate enough to have a
piece of rock hit him in the eye, as
the result of which he has lost his
sight. Some years ago lie was
stung by a scorpion in the other
eye and lost the sight of that. It
does seem a most unfortunate co
incidence that neither the scorp
ion or the slone could find any
where else to land but in the poor
man's means of sight.
Owing to tho epedcmlc of Influenza,
Lihuo Church and all group meetings
will bo closed until further notice.
Tho Christian Americanization clas3,
when called, will report on tho lesson
and assignments made for the first
RALPH W. BAYLESS,
NEAR EAST RELIEF REPORT
Tho Lihuo Near East Relief Com
mittee forwarded a draft to the New
York office, in tho Saturday mall, for
$204.82. This anhmnt being subscribed
by the churches, schools and commun
OK THE VERGE
(From Monday's Star-Bulletin)
John Waterhouse, president of
the planters, this, morning char
ncterized as a lie and as "bunk''
the statement appearing in a local
Japanese paper that the planters
had tentatively agreed to an in
crease in tho minimum wage of
?1 a day. lie asserted that such
a matter had not been considered
Circumstances indicate that the
strike is disintegrating from with
in and that more Japanese are
.weakening in their allegiance to
the Japanese Federation of Labor.
Today saw more Japanese return
ing to work. Although only a few,
the very fact is considered as in-
Jdicative of the reversion of senti
ment among the strikers and their
loss of confidence in the agitators.
Despite the fact that all Kor
eans are today celebrating the an
niversary of the declaration of in
dependence, 120S strikebreakers
went to the plantations this morn
ing, against Kit) 4 on Saturday.
This showing is considered very
At most of the plantations more
Filipinos reported for work this
morning, while others appeared
in order to get settled today and
start in tomorrow.' At one planta
tion thenumbe r of Filipinos ex
ceeded the number employed there
before tho strike by about 50.
Honolulu plantation had l!)ti
Filipinos and ;5S strikebreakers,
or a total, including steadies, of
Oahu had a big total of 1KJ2,
with the Koreans oil' duty. Of this
number :!50 are Filipinos and :SS0
At Fwa S!)S men are working,
with :1S Koreans "celebrating."
More Filipinos are moving into
camps today to start work tomor
row. Quite a few additional Fili
pinos went to work this morning.
Manager Adams reports that
250 Filipinos are in the fields at
Kahuku. He said nothing about
other nationalities, so it is pre
sumed that there are about the
At Waialua 200 Filipinos are
working. Otherwise conditions
are about the same.
Coercion Resorted To
At one plantation this morning
several Japanese showed up for
work and were accepted back.
Labor federation ollicials are do
ing everything in their power to
cause them to quit again.
At another plantation Japanese
who are at work were visited by
federation officials yesterday and
told they must quit. This they
(positively refused to' do. They
were then told that, if they on
tinned working, they must con
tribute a percentage of their earn
ings to the federation. This they
took under advisement until today
and 'it was learned at noon that
that demand was also denied.
The .Japanese labor federation
is making the boast that 15,000
was, received from Kauai yester
day. Other information is that
the amount was nearer $150.
KALAHEO SCHOOL GIRLS'
RESERVE HAVE OUTING
The Kalaheo School Girls' Rcsorvo,
accompanied by several teachers, went
on an outing Monday, Feb'. 23rd. They
left tho school at nino o'clock and
walked ovor to tho Lawai beach. Thero
were about forty present and they had
a delightful time gathering shells and
FOR THE SCHOOLS
Tho women of the Child Welfaro
Committee of Honolulu aro seeking to
meet tho need for reading material for
the children of our public schools, and
Kauai Is to have tho benefit of their
first efforts In this line. Through
soliciting for partly-used children's
books and for money gifts, thoy havo
succeeded In getting together a col
lection of one hundred and twenty-five
books, all of which have been approved
by Miss Mary Lawrence, Children's
Librarian at tho Library of Hawaii, us
suitable and worth-while reading for
tho children of tho Grades. These
books havo been sent to Mrs. J. M.
Lydgate, chairman of the Kauai Child
Welfaro Committee, who has placed
them in tho Lihuo school, where thoy
aro being catalogued under Miss My
hand's direction. After tho children of
this school havo had the opportunity
to read them, they will bo sent on to
another school, and possibly divided
and sent as smaller sets into some of
tho smaller and more remote schools,
whero tho call for books Is oven more
imperative than in the larger schools.
In this way they will circulate
throughout all tho schools of tho is
land, and it is hoped that people who
are Interested will add to th-collect-ion,
either through the donation of
books or by money gifts, as time goes
on.' There Is a great demand for
simple, but entertaining books, among
Miss Lawrence, who visited Kauai
in December- in tho interests of the
Library of Hawaii, and went through
twelve of our schools, v reports somo
splendid foundations for libraries in
the larger schools, but adds, "Hun
dreds in the country schools visited
have practically no reading outsido of
the regular text books. Many of them
heard tho simple folk-tale of One-eye,
rvo-oye3 and Throe-eyes for the first
time, and Little Ulack Sambo was tho
universal favorite. Wo need books,
more books." Tho country children
wero found to bo several grades behind
most city children as far as supple
mentary reading is concerned. Even
tho Sth grades in most cases must bo
given fairly tales and attractive stories
that aro easy to road. At present they
(Continued on Pago 2)
Plans for Ahukini
The American Factors Company, on
behalf of the Lihue Plantation Com
pany, havo outlined to tho harbor com
mission tho proposed deep sea landing
facilities and Improvements contem
plated at Ahukini. These will include
building a breakwater, dredging out
the harbor basin, the building of neces
sary wharves, warehouses, etc., which
will enable that shipping port to
handle all the business which may ac
crue from that side of tho Island.
Provisions will also be made for tho
handling of passengqr traffic. These
improvements are estimated to cost
somo $300,000. '
Rainfall for the Week
Rainfall for tho week ending Sunday,
Wfainiha Intako 1.55 1
Power House 0.00,
Kilauea 0.0S j
Kealia . 0.00
Lihuo 0.31 j
Koloa 0.12 ,
Dr. Yanaglhara, who recently ro-!
signed as plantation physician of
Kilauea, Is making extensive Improve
ments to his newly built resldenco at
Kapaa, preparatory to going into priv
ate practice thero.
CO E 0
The convention of tho American
Legion of the department of Hawaii,
held In Honolulu on Fob. 23rd and
24th, was tho first convention of tho
ort In those islands. Moreover it set
tho highest record for disinterested
Tho resolutions passed wore uni
versally designed to promote pure, un
diluted Americanism. This result is
being sought for by tv means, first
and foremost the instillation of Ameri
can Ideals among those citizens among
us who are of alien parentage and sub
ject to alien influences, and secondly,
the removal of those un-American in
fluences. The Legion is most definite in it's
stand. It asks legislation to eliminate
the foreign language school, to require
complete translation of foreign lan
guage newspaper articles, prohibition
of sales of land or long term leases to
aliens, citizens alone employed through
out all federal construction work, and
recommends in general that preference
be given to citizens by all employers
throughout the Territory. It will also
hstand behind every citizen of foreign
ijxtraction in every attempt to resist
the Influences of his blood-ties, for the
promotion of Americanism and loyalty.
Kauai's delegates were: A. S. Bush,
Henry Aki, Albert Horner, Jr., Henry
Sheldon and Gerhart Hofgaard.
These men did excellent work at the
convention on their various commit
tees, and the work was not only ard
uous, but required sound Judgment.
The new territorial commander,
Commander J. K. Dutlor, was selected
by the delegates, and in selecting him
the delegates chose a man whom the
Legion may well be congratulated on.
He is a boni fide 100 American and
will be a most capable lea'dor of tho
Legion for the coming year.
For the soundness of their judgment,
the high ideals expressed and the real-
lu constructive work accomplished by
the delegates to tho first convention
of tho American Legion, every patri
otic American should be well proud.
One Case and Adjourns
The only case tried thus far in tho
present term of the circuit court Is
that of Manuel Martins, charged with
larceny in the first degree. This case
ran most of last week and was stren
uously fought on both sides. No less
than seven attorneys being involved.
Tho jury found It very difficult to
come to a decision and wcro sent back
no less than three times. They finally
brought in a verdict of guilty of
larceny In tho second degree, and tho
defendant was sentenced to a fine of
The cow that was takon was worth
porhaps $C0. It was a bad Investment
Owing to tho prevalence of tho flu,
tho balance of tho calendar has been
Tho banquet to bo given by Kauai
Post No. 2, American Legion, at Wai
mea next Saturday evening, has beon
postponed indefinitely on account pf
DON'T FAIL TO REGISTER
Every voter must register beforo the
coming election or lose his vote. Tho
new register Is now ready at tho
County Clerk's office. Don't put it off
I until tho last day DO IT NOW!
A hoy was drowned at l'aauilo
a few days ago. It seems hard
lines that where water isso scarce
that it must he bought by the gal
lou, auyoue should be drowued.